The department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery at SGPGIMS, Lucknow is a pioneer in the field of clinical practice, training and teaching as well as research in the areas of endocrine and breast surgery in India. It was established in September 1989, and was the first academic department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery in India which offered opportunity for dedicated training in this specialty. The department is credited with starting the first post-doctoral certificate course (PDCC) in Endocrine Surgery in India in 1997, and later was the first one to start a three year MCh Endocrine Surgery course in the year 2004 after due permission from the Medical Council of India. Besides the six faculty members, the department has a sanctioned strength of 4 MCh students per year, and has hospital service senior residents and short term trainees from time to time, besides research staff, technicians, and office staff. Alumni of the department are currently involved in academic or institutional practice of Endocrine & Breast surgery at various parts of the country, and abroad. Most of them are professors, heads, faculty members or senior consultants in various reputed teaching institutions or corporate hospitals in major cities of India.